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    Prof. Dieter Pohl to be Hugo Valentin Lecturer 2015

    2014-12-05

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is pleased to announce that prof. Dieter Pohl of the Institute of History at Klagenfurt University will be the Hugo Valentin Lecturer 2015. Pohl will lecture on “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950”. The event will take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015, in the University Main Building in Uppsala.

    Dieter Pohl is a prominent name in the domain of European contemporary history not least for his studies of the Nazi administration’s and Wehrmacht’s organization, methods and crimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the war. With his study from 2008, Die Herrschaft der Wehrmacht. Militärverwaltung und Bevölkerung in den besetzten Gebieten der Sowjetunion 1941–1944 (new ed. 2011), Pohl made a significant contribution to the understanding of the character and scope of the Wehrmacht's involvement in the crimes committed on the Eastern Front – in the course of events which Pohl has described as “the most brutal military occupation administration known in history up to then”.



    Prof. Dieter Pohl

    This in contrast to the belief common i West Germany for many years that in the main only the civil, Nazi, administration was responsible for the crimes. Pohl became doctor of philosophy in 1995 with Nationalsozialistische Judenverfolgung in Ostgalizien 1941–1944, and has also written a book (with Frank Bajohr) on the Holocaust as an “open secret” both within and outside Germany during the war. Pohl is author of a great number of other scholarly articles and books within this area of study in a wider sense. More recently, Pohl has turned to global perspectives on the mass violence of the twentieth century, and in his lecture in Uppsala on the 25th of February he will speak on the subject “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950: Global Perspectives on the Decades of Mass Violence”. All are welcome.

    Pohl is Professor of Contemporary History at the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt, Austria.

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    The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary forum at Uppsala University with research as its prime task. Research is carried out within two prioritized areas: on the one hand phenomena and processes related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand genocide and severe crimes against human rights. To these subject fields belong minority studies and Holocaust and genocide studies as well as related and adjacent subjects where the Centre has a marked specialisation. Culture, language, history and religion are natural points of departure for the Centre's work...  Read more

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    2014-03-07

    Beyond “Good and Bad”:
    A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era


    The Twelfth Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture was given by Professor Dan Michman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. The evening was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg and Associate Professor Paul A. Levine, who introduced Michman. 

    Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust historians. He is also director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute of Holocaust Research, Jerusalem. His most recent monographic work is the influential The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

    Michman lectured on the infamous Jewish Councils, Judenräte – the imposed governing bodies of Jewish ghettos and communities under German rule. The lecture took place in a full Auditorium Minus, Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

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